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Coming Celestial Events at the Cosmic Campground



Viewing tips

The sky is best viewed when the Moon is not in the sky.
This happens in the early evening approximately from 
6 days before till 2 days After New Moon
Top tips for binocular stargazing

Milky Way Rising Over The Gila Wilderness Is Truly Awesome

Image Credit: David Thornburg

New Moon July 23, 2017


There may be monsoon rain storms during the day but it sometimes clears 
after midnight giving spectacular views of the Milky Way and Meteors.

Pereseids In August 2017

There may be monsoon rain storms during the day but it sometimes clears 
after midnight giving spectacular views of the Milky Way and Meteors.

The Peak should be August 12 when the Earth passes through the path
of Comet Swift-Tuttle.  The Moon will be 3/4 making it difficult to view
faint meteors after moon rise. After the 12th there may be fewer meteors per hour
but the Moon will be less of a problem.


Friday August 11-12 Moon Rise 10:44PM

Saturday August 12-13 Moon Rise 11:21PM

Saturday August 13-14 Moon Rise about Midnight

Sunday August 14-15 Moon Rise Moon Rise 12:44AM

New Moon August 21, 2017

Partial eclipse.

Magnitude (along diameter): 71%
Obscuration (surface area):65%
Begins: 4:18:30.4 PM UT, Alt: 44 degrees
Maximum: 5:40:43.2 PM UT, Alt: 59 degrees
Ends: 7:08:42 PM UT, Alt: 68 degrees

New Moon September 20, 2017

New Moon October 19, 2017

Orionids In October 

October 21, 2017 Orionids

October 22 maximum 15/hour

November 4-5, 2017 South Taurids

November 11-12, 2017 North Taurids

New Moon November 18, 2017

November 17 or 18, 2017 Leonids

New Moon December 18, 2017


Geminids December 2017 [30November to 24 December]

December 13-14, 2017 Geminids


December 13-14 Peak maybe as many as 120 per hour peaks at 2AM
Moon Rise 3:49AM


Geminid Meteor Shower 2017: When, Where & How to See It









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